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Commonwealth Parliament, Senate election in New South Wales

(for more information on this election see national summary for the Senate)

Election of 15 September 1934


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Senate votes and seats won, and seats held in New South Wales

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Election held on 15 September 1934
Criteria for the inclusion of parties in this table are set out in the Glossary under 'listed party'

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Party Name First preference vote n First preference vote share % Change from previous election % Seats won by ticket n Seats won by ticket % Seats won by party n Seats won by party % Seats held by party n Seats held by party %
State (Lang) Labor Party  432,876  33.99  +3.20           
United Australia Party  412,251  32.37  66.67  66.67  66.67 
Country Party  270,787  21.26  33.33  33.33  33.33 
Federal Labor Party  87,207  6.85  -8.28           
Social Credit   48,698  3.82           
Votes for other than listed parties 21,881 1.72 +0.43             
Totals 1,273,700  100.00    100.00  100.00  100.00 


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* Party did not contest previous election or did not meet criteria for listing, or contested previous election under a different party name.

Notes

In the table above, see the Glossary distinctions between Seats won by ticket and Seats won by party, and between Seats won by party and Seats held by party.

At the 1931 and 1934 Senate elections, a split in the Australian Labor Party led to rivalry between a Federal Labor Party and other Labor groupings, particularly in New South Wales.

Sources

Colin A Hughes and B D Graham, A Handbook of Australian Government and Politics 1890-1964, (Canberra; Australian National University Press, 1968 SBN 708112700); Commonwealth Parliament, Department of the Senate.